The Differences between Champagne and Sparkling

Posted on November 28, 2017 by Abbelio Wines | 0 comments

Champagne is one of the sparkling wines. It’s the unique name of only those in very good quality sparkling. According to the protection of champagne, under certain production process, only those sparkling produced in French Champagne area and made of appointed grapes, e.g. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier can be named as Champagne.

In the meanwhile, sparkling is a type of wine. According to the pressure of CO₂, wine can be divided into still wine and sparkling. At 20℃, if the press is lower than 0.5 bar it’s still, otherwise, it’s sparkling. Sparkling can be also separated into French Champagne, Italian Asti and Spanish Cava per place of origin and production process.

Sometimes the differences between champagne and sparkling are huge. Even if it’s lower-priced champagne, it still can be listed in the top wine list, e.g. our Moet & Chandon and PJ champagne.





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